Courses in Hong Kong – Robyn Francis 2016

Robyn Francis will be teaching a PDC, Permaculture Aid course and Urban Permaculture seminar in Hong Kong, March-April 2016. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn with one of permaculture’s leading practitioners and trainers. The training series is being...

China’s First Eco-village Conference

Sunshine Ecovillage in Anji, Huzhou, inland from Shanghai, hosted China’s first major ecovillage conference in October, 2015. I was invited to be a keynote speaker by one of the organising team, Jiang, who participated in the Shenzhen PDC in 2014 and joined us for the...

Treasure Trove of the Meadows

Meadows – a treasure trove of biodiversity The herb meadows were once an essential component of traditional farming systems in Bavaria and other parts of Europe. I lived in rural Bavaria (Southern Germany) for three years in the mid 1970s, and was fascinated by...

Permaculture Solutions for Climate Change IPC-12

At the International Permaculture Convergence in Epping Forest, UK, 2015, members of permaculture organizations from five continents formed Permaculture Climate Change Solutions. Our first undertaking was to create a comprehensive statement of the permaculture...

Wild Foraging in Iceland

I’ve just been on a wild forage walk harvesting a salad for dinner tonight. This has become a daily joy since I arrived here in Iceland three days ago. On the bus journey from the airport into Reykjavik I noticed a lot of familiar plants growing on the roadside...

Frankfurt city musings

One of the things that really strikes me in European cities is the number of bicycles and just how bike-friendly they are.  People ride everywhere, there’s sensible bike lanes, not only on roads but through parks, and bikes can travel both directions in one-way...

Robyn Francis Europe Tour 2015

Landed in Frankfurt early this morning after a long grueling flight half way round the planet. All my bamboo* carbon credits for flying this year are consumed by this journey, but as with nearly all of my travels over the past 3 decades, this journey has a purpose and...

Permaculture Kids Album

Charlie Mgee, graduate of PCA, Djanbung Gardens, is fundraising to complete a special fun album of music for kids to inspire and educate about permaculture and what they can do to care for the earth. For the past three years, since completing his studies here,...
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